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Strategy, coaching and storytelling services for leaders, entrepreneurs and community builders.


What sticky problems are you solving? What sticky stories do you need to tell? How do you build a company that will stick around - and stick to its mission - for the long haul?
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Stories are More Memorable than Facts

So telling a good story is essential for attracting customers, investors, co-founders, and employees. But what if your story is sort of weird and unconventional?
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Words Matter

The future is either beaming or bearing down on us (depending on your perspective) much more quickly than anyone had expected.
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Hallucinations, Reality and How We Learn

"You could say that we’re all hallucinating all the time and when we agree on our hallucinations, that’s what we call reality." - Anil Seth
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Paper, Scissors, Gut

It feels like we’re doing a lot of cutting and pasting as we rearrange, reshape and edit the way we live and work. Perhaps that’s why I’ve been drawn to the work of Barbara Wildenboar and Rogan Brown, paper artists who create intricate pieces about nature, science,
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There's No Such Thing as "By the Book"

"I am the sum total of each one of the women I have played. That they were able to survive the times, and the way in which they did it, made me a stronger person and allowed me to truly believe that all things are possible." Cecily Tyson
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Too much food. Not enough food.

“It looked like prairie dogs out there, with all the people standing on top of their trucks, trying to get an eagle-eye view of the line to see how much longer they had to wait.” Brian Billeck
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What maps do we have to guide us right now?

“There has never been a period in history where the majority of people didn’t look dumb in hindsight.” Morgan Housel
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How do we plan when planning seems impossible?

We don't know what tomorrow will look like - any more than we ever did. So we make imperfect decisions, just as we always have. We move forward with our plans, modifying as we go, just as we always have.
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The Power of Story In Crisis: Andrew Cuomo Shows How It's Done

Our need for compassionate, thoughtful, and decisive leadership is best served by a blend of hard truths and something far more difficult to conjure: the power of our collective human capacity for decency, love, and levity.
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Really Sane, Sobering Perspective on COVID-19

I hesitated to contribute one more post amidst the barrage of Coronavirus information that surrounds us. But this talk by Alanna Shaikh, a global health systems expert, is refreshing, realistic - and useful. Hit play. Really. March 11, 2020 Alanna Shaikh (@alanna_shaikh) | TwitterDe nieuwste Tweets van Alanna Shaikh
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The Innovation Journey: A Conversation with Lucie Howell

'If we're going to share these ideas and stories, we need to recognize that it is important to tell the truth. We need to recognize that nuance matters, and the kids are smart enough to understand nuance."
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Clearings

We're inundated with a barrage of information that crowds out original thought. What matters - and even what's true - is obscured by the noise.